As a business owner, it can be difficult to cultivate meaningful relationships with your staff, especially during busy industry periods. Balancing a professional-personal rapport with the people with whom you work can prove to be challenging, but it may be the case that getting to know your team better could have a multitude of positive outcomes.
When you get to know the people around you, it becomes much easier to communicate and share ideas. Spending time together ‘off the clock’ can bring out attributes in your co-workers that are sometimes hidden by the hustle and bustle of the corporate 9 to 5, and you may find that you unknowingly share similar qualities to those around you. Whether your similarities are in food, fashion, politics or humour, quality time spent with those with whom you work is undoubtably beneficial.
If your team need to improve or learn a certain skill, an away day is the perfect opportunity to foster that activity. Discussing business strategy, problem solving and brainstorming ideas for a new product or technique can all be made easier and more interactive in a fun new environment. These skills don’t have to be immediately transferrable to your office environment and may just help your team work more collaboratively on projects in the future.
Undoubtably, working 8 hours a day, tight deadlines and rush hour traffic can take their toll on the morale of your team. Scheduling in some time out-of-office gives your employees an opportunity to let their hair down and spend time with their colleagues without the overhanging tension of deadlines and other work-related pressures. Taking your team away for the day lets your staff know that you appreciate them, as well as boosting productivity, with a study by the University of Warwick showing that happy employees are up to 20 per cent more productive than other workers.
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Why not choose Ocean Sports Tuition to plan your next corporate away day? Find the perfect balance between adventure and luxury with Ocean Sports Tuition’s range of boat charters and courses. Our skippered yacht and powerboat charters are the perfect activity for corporate hospitality days and team building events. Build your perfect day out with a prosecco reception, a lunch at a top Isle of Wight eatery, team building activities and the opportunity to try some adrenaline-pumping high-speed manoeuvres with the supervision of one of our trained skippers.
Ocean Sports Tuition is a Southampton-based company offering boat charters and RYA-approved courses. We have been successfully delivering training on the South Coast and the Solent since 2004, and pride ourselves on providing excellent tuition and service to our customers. To find out more about Ocean Sports and our friendly team, click here.